This year we want to draw your attention to women memoirists writing from the margins of American society. Whether they are transgender, sex workers, refugees, POC, disabled, poor, or Native — and most often a complex amalgam of several marginalized identities — the authors below have no scruples about communicating their lives’ joys and hardships. Radical stories from radical women, the following books challenge traditional narrative structures, eschew pat endings, play with veracity, and force the reader to reckon with the actual span of human diversity and behavior.
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by Stephanie Land
by Porochista Khakpour
The Literary Women Who Inspire Us
Oregon's Women-Run Small Presses